Campus, community events to remember Sept.11 tragedy
A year after the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, the University of Iowa is planning several events for students, faculty, staff, and community members who wish to reflect on the anniversary and changes the year has brought. Events are free and open to the public.
During the 9:20 a.m. class change Sept. 11, music professor David Greenhoe will play Taps between Schaeffer and Macbride Halls.
The Association of Campus Ministers will host a day for Prayers of Remembrance and Hope in the Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 11. Campus ministers will be on hand to answer questions and offer assistance. Guests will find a memorial to the victims of Sept. 11, prayer resources from a variety of world religions, and writing and drawing materials. University Counseling Service counselors will be present to provide assistance if requested. Music will be provided by Jeffrey Agrell on French horn, Linda Kroon and Tara Dutcher with piano and violin duets and the Maia Quartet playing the Cavatini Movement from Beethovens Quartet, Opus 130.
Six international writers will discuss Reflections on a Global Year: The Worldview Post Sept. 11, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Meeting Room A, Iowa City Public Library. Writers include Sukrita Paul Kumar (India), Guillermo Martínez (Argentina), Gordon McLauch-lan (New Zealand), Dorit Rabinyan (Israel), Charlson Ong (Philippines), and Sunny Ayewanu (Nigeria).
The Office of Affirmative Action will host a workshop on The Meaning of National Origin Discrimination in Times of Conflict and Peace, from 2 to 4 p.m. in 337 IMU.
The University also is participating in a community event from 7 to 8 p.m. on the Shakespeare Stage in City Park. It will include musical performances, speeches by community leaders including UI Interim President Willard Sandy Boyd, and an announcement of a tree memorial program, to be dedicated later. Fire and police departments, including UI Public Safety, and American Legion posts will march into the park to open the event.
Two related programs will take place on different dates.
On Sept. 9, Israeli scholars Tzvi Adelman and Muhammed Abu Samra will speak about "The Road to Achva: a Jewish and a Palestinian Perspective on Life in Israel." The lecture/dialogue begins at 7 p.m. in W10 Buchanan Auditorium of the Pappajohn Business Building. Achva is the Hebrew word for friendship and the name of the Israeli college where the two scholars teach.
On Friday, Sept. 20 at 4 p.m., Thomas J. Friedman, the foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times, will speak about "The World in an Age of Terrorism: Reflections on September 11." The speech will be in the IMU Main Lounge. His presentation is the UI College of Law's annual Levitt Lecture.